Friday, June 16, 2017

TONIGHT: HRWFF: Lincoln Center 9PM . No Dress Code Required (Trailer)

It is one thing to fight for the same-sex marriage in the US, but in a historically very Catholic country like Mexico ... it is a different kind of fight ... so yes this FILM adds to the canon of films that document the fight to marry by same-sex couples 

Monday, June 12, 2017

WHITNEY CAN I BE ME? How homophobia in her own family and from her record company president led to self -destructive behavior and destroyed through drug addiction a brilliant talent

A sad but true story of  Whitney Houston a genuine superstar DOA the night of the Grammies. Nick Bloomfield once again exemplifies the courage of the best of documentary filmmakers to look for the truth..Call Me Whitney is now playing in theaters and on Netflix.

I remember well the street talk and the reality of her launch. From the tall skinny basketball player wearing a *Labrys pin to the near skeleton figure forgetting her lyrics on stage. A harrowing story of a world famous artist forced to stay in the closet by her family and her record company President. Her longest relationship was with her "assistant." Robin. It was Bobby Brown, husband and sniff partner who finally put his foot down and shouted: "Robin  has to go." And Robin with dignity and sadness knowing somehow bad what was going to happen to Whitney, left. Addiction destroys relationships,

Bloomfield honors the talent of one of the world's greatest pop singers and lifts the curtain on the sad story of a woman denied the right to be herself by the people who live off of her success. Family, business professionals, etc. Bloomfield manages to reveal much of what was locked behind the steeled public image of Whitney Houston. May this never happen again to any artist. Oh .. you will find none of this in the official Clive Davis documentary, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” Davis was a man with ears and respect for talent ..but a disrespect for life authenticity when he was creating a public image of his stars .. and Whitney was not the only one.


*The Labrys, or double-bladed ax comes from the goddess Demeter (Artemis). It was originally used in battle by Scythian Amazon warriors. The Amazons ruled with a dual-queen system, and were known to be ferocious and merciless in battle, but just and fair once victorious Rites associated with the worship of Demeter are believed to have involved lesbian sex. Today, the labrys has become a symbol of lesbian and feminist strength and self-sufficiency.